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Fair Isle Lodge & Bird Observatory

ZE2 9JU, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful location, friendly well informed and enthusiastic staff with guided walks offered. Rooms are spacious, modern and clean with plenty of hot water . Towels, shampoo, shower gel and hand wash are all provided.Tea and coffee is available at any time self service in the lounge. Meals can cater for different diets and are eaten at set times in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends for a week in the summer. What a magical place! I can't praise it highly enough. In order to get to Fair Isle, I had to travel across by boat because the planes were not flying. This is not recommended! The boat bobbed around like a cork on the high seas and... More

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Greenwich, UK
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113 reviews 113 reviews
112 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

On arrival, you get collected by Observatory staff and delivered to your accommodation - and what a great place to stay it is. I was expecting hostel - it's more hotel. Comparable with a Premier Inn... with loads more. Rooms were bright and airy, and I was lucky enough to have a window overlooking the sea. My group of non-birders... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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193 reviews 193 reviews
31 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Fabulous experience for birders, walkers, and those who want to get away from it all. Surprisingly comfortable lodging, excellent food and drink and, interesting fellow travelers and staff. Our return flight was delayed 8 hours due to fog allowing more time to explore the island. Best to assume there might be travel delays.

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Fife
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was on Fair Isle for a photographic trip. The Bird Observatory is a large modern building, spacious and bright inside. The seating area in the lounge is very comfortable with large leather sofas and other seats. There are tea, including fruit and herbal teas and coffee making facilities, so that you can help yourself at any time. Hot chocolate... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We spent 3 days there as a big birthday treat for me and Teresa., we share the same birthday(unbeknown to the team). We had a very comfortable room with a panoramic view of the cliffs, sea and grassland of sheep. Everyone was very welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout our stay. It was lovely to be part of the team as... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

lovely stay 4 nights that extended to 7 due to fog at airstrip susanah and her husband were excellent hosts good clean ensuite accommodation centrally located good bar with local beers a breakfast to die for good homemade bread my wife who is a fussy eater was well catered for get yourselfs over to enjoy a gem island even if... More

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Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We were booked into another B&B on Fair Isle for 2 nights, but due to a problem there the Bird Observatory agreed to accommodate us at very short notice. This then extended to 4 nights due to fog preventing flights in or out of Fair Isle. All this was achieved with no fuss and excellent communication. What's more, we were... More

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Bristol
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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The bird observatory is a great place to stay - warm and with plenty of food! The warden and other guests are inevitably a bit focussed on birds, which is understandable enough, but to the exclusion of everything else? The drying room wasn't very effective, but rooms are warm enough to dry clothes if necessary.

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Shetland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The sea view from the Hostel takes in Fair Isle's North and South Havens as well as Buness, hence the title of this review. The Hostel is an absolute gem of a place and I can't recommend it highly enough. My wife and I stayed for a long weekend, Friday to Monday in May 2013. We flew from Tingwall in... More

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Address: ZE2 9JU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Fair Isle

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